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Old 07-08-2013, 12:14 AM
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So all of a sudden yesterday I drive to the park and back home and notice multiple things. I have just recently went over 5k miles in my new 2013 Ram 1500:

1. The air conditioner no longer works. It barely gets to what I would call cool - just blows hot air.
2. The radio no longer shuts off when I get out of the car and close and lock the door. So I manually push the button in to turn it off before getting out. (I have the UConnect 3.0)
3. I have my front lights set to "Auto" and even though this trip to the park was in sunlight the lights came on and stayed on during the round trip.

After these happened I called and made a dealer appointment for tomorrow morning.

Furthermore, after driving it one more time a day later I noticed the radio shut itself off during the drive. Very worried as it appears something is draining the battery and that is a safety mechanism.

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:16 AM
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oh and i should mention we were planning on a beach trip this week in the truck as its first road trip. concerned that won't happen now, obviously
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Take it to the dealer and ask for a loaner car
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Actually saw a review on the 2013 Express on YouTube and they had the same issue with the radio not shutting off! I think these are minor hiccups the dealer can knock out for you. Keep in mind if these issues do not occur at the dealer chances are they won't do anything about it.
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When my 8.4a killed my truck I got a free 13 slt quad cad loaner from the dealer.
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I have the same problem. Look up thread called (Need tech input). Dropped off my truck last night for the second time. I will let you know what they try this time. Let me know how you make out.

Thanks Joe

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On our GC 3.6l, the air conditioner stopped working. One of the schrader valves broke.

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I had the same issue saturday with auto headlights being on during the day. I didnt notice it today.
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All sounds like firmware glitches. The dealer should fix you up, pronto!
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In the USA, when your headlight switch is in the AUTO position
it will turn on your lights automatically when it gets dark out, passing under some bridges, tunnels, & dense tree cover. That is the way it was designed
I need my headlights on whenever i am doing a job, day or night & on certain roads that require headlights be on 24/7 right close to where i live, so i have a piece of cloth covering the little dome in the center of the dashboard, close to the windshield. My lights are on whenever my ignition is on, so i can't get another ticket

sounds like your 8.4 radio has a glitch, like many others
it also controls the Climate Controls

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